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Alto retains India’s top car position for 16th straight year

Maruti Alto became the bestselling car in India for the 16th year in a row with 1.48 lakh vehicles sold in 2019-20. Launched in September 2000, Alto became India’s top selling car in 2004 and since then retained the position. The mass accepted hatchback has been adapting and reinventing to stay relevant to the fast evolving needs of customers. The …

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Amazon launches Flex delivery in Goa market

Amazon recently announced the expansion of Amazon Flex delivery to more than 35 cities including Goa. The global  delivery program launched in June 2019, aims at creating part time work opportunities to individuals who can be their own boss and earn Rs 120 to Rs 140 per hour by delivering packages. The expansion of the program from three cities in …

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Face masks to counter COVID-19 unveiled

Even as the world is waiting for a vaccine for coronavirus, Livinguard a Swiss company  launched a first- of- its- kind face mask that directly attacks bacteria and viruses of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and renders it inactivate. “While most masks available in the market are preventive in nature, our face masks are protective and prevent bacteria and viruses from …

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Godrej Appliances encourages store owners to do digital sales

Consumer durables brand, Godrej Appliances is helping its offline retailers to reach customers digitally during the ongoing pandemic. The company is trying to make its retailers be present online through Google My Business and also creating a Facebook profile. The online initiative for physical store owners is due to social distancing entailed by the pandemic. It is aimed at improving …

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HDFC Bank receives Great Place to Work award

HDFC Bank emerged as the only Indian bank to be awarded with Great Place to Work certification by the Great Place to Work institute. The certification is based on an anonymous employee survey conducted by the third-party global authority on recognising high-trust and performance culture at workplaces. In HDFC Bank’s case, a nation-wide survey was conducted across its offices and …

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Vedanta distributes face masks and shields

Photo: Vedanta combats COVID 1.jpg Vedanta- Goa, recently handed over N95 face masks and shields to the Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Centre, Goa Medical College. The objective of the community outreach program was to equip patients and all support staff against COVID infections. The Pediatric Neuro Developmental Clinic was established by Vedanta and the state government in 2010, and the company …

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Speak in vernacular for financial integration: NITI Aayog chief

A CII seminar on technology driving financial services industry had Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog advising industry to talk in local language for accomplishing financial integration, reports Team B&C While financial inclusion is mandatory for financial integration to take place, Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer, NITI Aayog, had interesting comments to make on the topic. He pointed out that, financial …

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Move to decriminalize minor offences under SEBI

Coranavirus crisis is turning out to be a blessing for the companies breaking the rules with the finance ministry proposing to decriminalise minor offences relating to the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act.   The proposal is to help businesses tide over the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Some of the minor offences pertaining to investigation by market …

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New stimulus for economic revival from AatmaNirbhar Bharat

By Manguirish Pai Raiker The special economic and comprehensive package announced of Rs 20 lakh crores  equivalent to 10 per cent of India’s GDP is expected to build self-reliant India. The economic package announced by the Finance Minister called AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan is based on the pillars of land, labour, liquidity and law. Focusing on these aspects the country needs …

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Ambitions of Made in Goa amidst pandemic

Entrepreneur Tirathprasad Nagvekar, Adec Technologies, wants to take the Atmanirbhar call seriously and start local manufacturing of body temperature measuring devices, finds out Shoma Patnaik The ongoing pandemic is motivating many Goans to make masks, sanitisers and protective gear to fight the infection. Entrepreneur Tirathprasad Nagvekar, Adec Technologies & Solutions, Corlim, built a body temperature indicator appliance.   The instrument …

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